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Marijuana is Now Legal in California — If You Can Find It

Recreational use of marijuana is officially legal in the State of California as of New Year’s Day — provided that consumers can find someone to sell it to them at licensed dispensaries, which are still in short supply.

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July 4-20: California Could Make Billions on Legal Marijuana

With 39 million people, and a booming 20-year-old medical marijuana trade, California politicians will soon have $1 billion a year in extra cash to spend — if the new recreational marijuana initiative passes on the November ballot.

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Dutch Police Target Drug Gangs In Massive Operation

(AFP) – Hundreds of police raided about 100 premises Monday in a swoop on drug gangs in the southern Netherlands, prosecutors said. Fifty-five suspects were detained in “Operatie Trefpunt” (Operation Meeting Point), the prosecution service said in a statement, adding

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U.S. Firms Investing Tens of Millions in Israeli Marijuana

TEL AVIV – American companies are investing in Israeli medical marijuana R&D in an attempt to bring Israel’s extensive cannabis prowess back home, Reuters reported. The Jewish state has already established itself as a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, and

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France And Canada Have The Most Teenage Weed Smokers

(AFP) – France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old pot smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization, the UN agency said in a report Tuesday. When it comes to policing marijuana, France is far

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Roseanne Barr Opens Pot Shop

“Roseanne’s Joint” — that’s the name of a new Santa Ana, California marijuana dispensary owned by ‘90s-era television star and comedian Roseanne Barr, set to open this spring.

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Australian Anti-Marijuana Campaign Provokes Giggles

An anti-marijuana campaign in Australia featuring a human-sized lumbering stoned sloth acting foolishly has backfired and become the brunt of jokes on social media. Launched this week using the slogan “You’re worse on weed”, it attempts to warn teenagers of

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Mexico Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Marijuana Legalization

On November 4, Mexico’s Supreme Court made a landmark—and highly controversial—decision, declaring that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use. The ruling applies only to a single cannabis club that filed the suit, but may have initiated a domino effect that will pave the way for eventual marijuana legalization.

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Nearly 100,000 Call for UK to Legalise Cannabis

Nearly 100,000 people have signed an official petition calling for the British government to legalise the production, sale and use of cannabis. The petition, which is the second most popular on UK Parliament website, claims that legalising the drug could

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UK Police Force: Go Ahead And Grow Cannabis

Cannabis users in Durham, northern England, will be free to grow it for their own consumption after the local police force said they will no longer actively target people who take the drug. The Times reports that Ron Hogg, police